Study Psychology

Psychology is the scientific study of human behaviour – our individual characteristics and abilities, how we act in social situations, how our brain works, and how our experiences and biology interact to produce normal and abnormal behaviour. Psychology has applications to many areas of life, including relationships, work, and health.

Psychology students learn to ask and how to answer important questions about behaviour;

  • Where in the brain are memories stored?
  • What influences us more - situations or personality?
  • Why are some students motivated to work hard while others don't try at all?
  • How can a psychologist help autistic children?

What can I study?

There a range of course options available, from starting your first degree to entry into our professional postgraduate clinical programs. What you choose to study will depend on your interests, career goals, and previous study and qualifications:

You can also view the full list of psychology courses.

"The convenience of being able to study psychology by distance education was what initially drew me to UNE. But the experiences I had as a student were what kept me here through my undergraduate degree and through the PhD."

Sally Rooke

Psychology careers

Psychology graduates are employed in many fields that involve interacting with people, understanding psychological principles, or conducting psychological research. This may include working as a counsellor, research assistant, human resource consultant, market researcher, health and social welfare worker, professional psychologist, or academic. The research and data analysis skills acquired while studying psychology are also highly valued in many workplaces.

Find out more about careers using psychology.